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Travaris Robinson
Travaris Robinson

Defensive Backs – 3rd Season


Coaching Experience


Florida (Defensive Backs)


Texas Tech (Secondary)


Southern Miss (Cornerbacks)


Western Kentucky (Defensive Backs)


Auburn (Graduate Assistant)


Auburn (Student Assistant)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes, the second-fewest in the nation.
  • Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, tied for the 10th-most in school history and seventh nationally in 2012.
  • Tutored first-team All-America safety Matt Elam, who totaled 76 tackles, 11.0 tackles-for-loss and four interceptions. Also coached safety Josh Evans, who led the team with 83 tackles in 2012.
  • Coached cornerback Marcus Roberson, who earned second team All-SEC honors and totaled 12 pass breakups in 2012, tied for the sixth-most in a single season in UF history and the most since Joe Haden had 12 in the 2008 season.
  • In 2011, guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8 yds/game). Overall, the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5 yds/game) and second in third-down defense (27.12 percent). 
  • Helped Texas Tech to a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern in 2010, finishing the season with an 8-5 record while two of his defensive backs (Cody Davis, D.J. Johnson) were awarded 2010 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition along with a third (Jarvis Phillips) earning Freshman All-American Honorable Mention from
  • His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense (130.7), interceptions (12) and yards per pass attempt (7.06) and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection DB Eddie Hicks.
  • Served his first season as a full-time assistant coach with Western Kentucky in 2008 and assisted DB Ryan Beard in being named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Freshman team.
  • During his 2006 season as a staff assistant at Auburn, the Tigers posted an 11-2 record and won the Cotton Bowl while reaching a national ranking as high as No. 2.
  • After earning his degree, he remained with Auburn for 2007 as a graduate assistant, assisting with all aspects of the defense. He was responsible for opponent scouting, organizing scout teams for the defense and kicking game, video breakdown and computer data entry, the defensive scouting report and all aspects of on-campus recruiting. The Tigers finished 9-4 and won the Chick-fil-A Bowl that season.
  • Worked under Will Muschamp for his two seasons with the Auburn program.

Prominent Players Coached


  • DB MATT ELAM – Earned first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press, and Sporting News as well as first-team All-SEC honors. Totaled 176 tackles, 23.5 tackles-for-loss, 13 pass breakups, six interceptions and five sacks in his career. Declared for the 2013 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens.


  • DB EDDIE HICKS – Selected First-team All-Conference USA in 2009, as he snared a team-high five interceptions and registered 64 tackles.


  • CB DAVID IRONS – Was twice named to the All-SEC Second Team (1-Associated Press, 1-Coaches) before being drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
  • CB PATRICK LEE – Became a full-time starter in 2007 and subsequently tallied 55 tackles and four interceptions. Lee would later be selected in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
  • CB WALTER McFADDEN – Named Second Team All-SEC in 2009 after picking off six passes and collecting 46 tackles. McFadden was chosen in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
  • CB JERRAUD POWERS – A Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC recipient who finished his career making 136 tackles and six interceptions before forgoing his senior year to enter the NFL Draft, where he was selected in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts.
  • CB JONATHAN WILHITE – In his three seasons at Auburn, recorded 101 tackles (77 solo), three interceptions and broke up 14 passes. Wilhite was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

NFL Players (Round Drafted)

  • CB David Irons (6th) – Auburn ’06 – Atlanta Falcons
  • CB Patrick Lee (2nd) – Auburn ’07 – Green Bay Packers
  • CB Jonathan Wilhite (4th) – Auburn ’07 – New England Patriots
  • CB Jerraud Powers (3rd) – Auburn ’08 – Indianapolis Colts
  • CB Walter McFadden (5th) – Auburn ’09 – Oakland Raiders
  • S Matt Elam (1st) – Florida ’13 – Baltimore Ravens
  • S Josh Evans (6th) – Florida ’13 – Jacksonville Jaguars


Playing Career

A four-year letterwinner at Auburn from 1999-2002, Robinson played in 48 career games and helped the team win or share three-straight SEC Western Division crowns. Auburn went 30-19 (.612) overall during Robinson’s career and finished in the top 20 following his senior season. He earned AP first-team All-SEC honors as a senior, tallying 92 total tackles, four interceptions and three pass breakups. He played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Personal Information

  • Birth date: September 21, 1981
  • Hometown: Miami, Fla.
  • Education: 2007 - Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn
  • Family: Has a daughter, Jordyn.

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Bowl Games as a Player






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